words_Nick EngvallPatrick Ewing in Georgtown Hoyas Nike Blazer PE Georgetown Hoyas basketball has had its share of ups and downs over the years. Though it has been over 25 years since Patrick Ewing led the team to its last title, and despite having the worst record in Big East play since John Thompson III took over half a decade ago, things have been looking up this season. Aside from the roller coaster record over the last twenty years, one thing has remained consistent, Georgetown's ties to the sneaker community. I, like most sneakerheads, really started paying attention to Georgetown when Allen Iverson rocked the Air Jordan XI Concords and the Kente cloth print uniforms in the mid-nineties, but my obsession with random useless knowledge has led me to find some rarities too. While watching the Hoyas lose to the Orangemen last night, and checking out the Jordan Hallowed Ground and the Ol' School III PE's, I started digging for a little history on the Hoyas' footwear history. Dating back to 1980, Georgetown could be seen wearing what might be the earliest of player exclusives, the Nike Blazer Hoyas PE. The colorway, as could be expected, consisted of only a simple white and navy blue. The typical "Nike" on the heel was replaced with "Hoyas" specifically for Georgetown players. Nowadays, the details on the Jordan Hoyas 2010 PE models are much more detailed. On top of the "G" stitched on the heel and tongue areas, the Ol' School III's tie in a little of the memorable AI era to their current uniforms with the unforgettable Kente print. The combination of grey, navy and white is solid on any silhouette, but for me the Kente print on the Ol' School III ties to the times that AI got me hooked on Hoyas basketball, and that heritage is what makes them that much better. Take a look at the Hoyas PE's from 1980, and 2010 below. images via Faberpet23/Jumpman23